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Tuesday Morn 1 Al
We return acknowledgementsof pack.
ages of Garden Seed, through the hands
of E. l.Bhirli 4,.sq., o( Charlotte,
fN:t:, fronr O.. ToiRtwo!,-EsTof
harlotte, N. C., and Miss M.-!8Hat.
nfdN hid Mrs. L. VAIL, of 4 ek.
enblurg county, N. C. They will ae
*,ept our thanks for the contribution, us
we assure-them the present is ieceptable
to those of our citizeits t whom we
have distributed the very'* kind contribn
We have sdrn* garden seed, which
has been kjndly contributed 'by some
cizisens of North Carolina, at our office
for distrihqtion. Those who are really
in need of Garden -seed will please call
at gur office and procure, such - as we
Would it not be well for the ladies of
Wlusboro to form a society And create
aWaySide Home for the soldier, in
Winnsboro?, A. large amount of our
soldiers are daily passing through, with
out a place to lay their heads or a
mouthful to eat, and when the'railroad
is repaired to this point and the trains
commence running, our care worn vete
rans will Ibe passing in large numbers.
Something must be done in the way
of establishing such an institution in our
uidst within a short tim', or the great
8at inconvenience will result to our peo
ple and much suffering to the soldiery.
As we belbre'stated, when the railroad
reaches our doors again, it will bring with
it each day a crowd of soldiers from tile
hospitals or on furlough or returning to
their oumand, and not a small portion
of them will remain over to another day.
Theyrill wander from door to door and
appeal to the sympathies of residents,
who, in their presont condition can do
little if anything for their relief. Every
family will be taxed to its utmost re.
-ow-cs. .This has been the case in all
other comumunities similarly.plpced Un.
less sogie .rganized. plan .be adopted in
advance, the difficulty will soon stare us
in the face.
What is to be done? The Wayside
Home is the remedy. Lot tile ladies
move promptly in this and all will work
wlol Who will lead in the movement?
Can not tho hall over the Post-office be
'obtained?. No furniture or fixture will be
needed, and a contribution made of pro.
visionsiby t.he citizens from day to day
will keep up the establishment. It will
be the' readiest and niost 'convenient
nimode N cdntribnztioriadcemstecn
* ho will moiS6in the matter?
We offer 'oir servicbe to the ladies,
nnd tlhe use of .our oolumnns, and if the
matter claims <their attention, we aug.
*gest thby hat'e a mueeting and thereby.
corpoD to an understandings
* We are able to gather, says the Dan
ue' (Va.) Redgster, of April 6, . fyy
littlo fromi Gen. Lee's army,- but the stir
*eat Ifingration is to -tie eil'ect .titf liis
troops are in goo4 condition anddtha'lyip
* ea fall far below those-of the enemny,
wL 1opl4 appear that the linda hawe not
been withdrawn any considerable dis
tance, if indeed at all. ' The rpmnor,of a
raid on the Junction~ is received with
Scouts wvho came il, yesterday- even
Sng from tad4 conntry naielregrt that
* they could hoar nothing of Stoeman,
'2. ' ' rom~orth CaroUnt.
Thd Raleigh - co evaffte of 'tthcard
* ain the following:
Qon, Jo1insten's liies,.around Golds,
boro,' 80 far, .have been undisturbedl,.eox
Sprhaps, occasional "p'okes du'el
* n ." araging parties 61 the, energu
then and doser orha
Whelerf ht rd's butvalr,o'a
eoral of hlis caval wr captured by
spin of raging heyrepresent the'
Wed with ShWPan's fo
0 0. This ckardly
essity for barge re at
fa t branch of servi,
Avi t -*co the rap Aeclig'
members of Ki'patrick's comminid.
Hampton and W'heoler's cavalry, how.
ever, w'ill prove 'quitesufeentre pre.
sume, tolhandle any amonitt of cavaiy
' *abi petet . Vt emid north
pfauqta swanmp,. less tlan'telve
miles north of GoldsbW>,' ivhils On 'the
west oQ pickets proph'siotiofthe town,
or not more than two miles west of it.'
Sheridsp' aid-Inttiaive therefore been
made by water through 'te 1)smal
Swamp caiUto, PTsWbern and.by sea to
Wiington,* Wflii will Adount for the
la"g reinforceipents to Sheyppun said to.
ave coitle from these places recently.
flrlo th Da* e l(a e)lgistr
Tertible 33A1t1fPa9r 4prg pril 2,
.Qefcat qf. our Army-pnrnSe ASiugh
ter q COW&-AP.
Itl , n i of
Lane'* Brigsde-.jec, q --&nond
-+e,sident Leaves-Destruction I'
Property JBurning &f Iroi-Clads
Don s of the Mob- Yankes ij& RicA
ON CAU1R To Nv:LLE,
April 3d, 1805.
Richmond is fallen. Petersburg cap.
tured. Oft noble army defeated! 1 1
-Sad day. Seretly and silently, Grant
moved a heavy force from qorth of the
river; on Saturday, the .1st of April,
-the-fight commenced, but on Sunday,
the decisive battle was fokight, The
enemy's li'ne, of battle exteadod from
the. banks of the Appomattox, east of
PTrsburg, oence westward to the
South Side Ruil Road. The Confeder
ate lines was penetrated atseveral points
-and the unity of the army deetroyed.
Loss on both sides, very heavy ; the
precise amount not to be ascertained at
this early date; it is said that Gent.
A. P. Hdl. was killed and Fitihugh Lee,
raortally wounded; Lane's (NX C.),brig
ade is out to pieces and captured. Gen.
Longstreet came up with reinforcements,
but was utterly unable to restore the
order of battle. Gen. Gordon drove
the enemy back, and succeeded in re
gaining his lost, positions, except that at
Rive's Salient; Gordon is regarded as
the hero of the day. -
On'reception of this news, all Rich
mond was in the greatest consternation.
Every truck, dray or other carriage that
was in the city was plheed in immediate
requisition on Sunday afternoon.. Main
street was covered with vehicles taking
out beds, chairs and other furniture from
the city. People running in every
direction, with anxious conntenances
enquiring the news. Greatest :aotivit
prevailed in:Government'. dices;-heA7
of departnient, packing up records and
srhipptn by - rail. e resident and
other high omei p. M., on a
specitl train. less ob
commenced rds, res
taurants 'an and this
morning the Mi o~vered
with the debrils establish
ments. As I hur 'n street,
at an early-'hour, g, on*gy.
way from the ho tI no
ticod'pj-icularly ti lowhia
ten Woiseger and 1ywere
turnd ugsihle doien. t latter
was estdnK1da, *50.
A little &itir midnight, thme cit'y was
terribly concuissed by the e'xplosion of
nmagaz ies of iron-clads, Virginia (Comn
Semnne's flag ship),,the Richmond, Fred.
ericksburg and. 'Torpdo ,and -"pf the
,woodeai shipe, Ratei~h i ikmpton aidd
NansedionJ. After 4Ay break the Pat
riek Hfen y, (psed as a schocol ship) and
th~e Schrapnel- wtere 'detroyed. The
shoek was, o seVere that the' paneos of
glaS% mdere shivoresl In tehe windowa of
th, iotew ood Hotel. There Were no
bridges buarnt over' James river at the
hour of ouar leaving (8} a~m) save tlgat~
of thie Ptersbur' and Ilichmiond Rail
Road. TIhe burlnig df'that costly struc
ture ,was opie(4i tlhe moat . mnagnificoint
s'g tsthe I etetorbheld. .As ltha cars
'ro ed b' , 'e ver& told that Mayo's
bridb was 6nrnt, The erackibg flanmes
~nd alhing tixbot of 'Hatall'aimniensQ
uildihgs, and other condugutos hoss,
'or~ W bm*tig ordriance, explosmin
bfbmbs atst thie Labqtor-y and Araengtl,
the devoted% cit# irfreloped in. thiic
wreaths of' pitchy wnil; (Its' localities
idetiire blyby tilot'hiokeat stnoke of
tongues of thy leaping flanea) '*e~~
as alght; the like of,whitch, ihyinever
see ,agait. Th~e quarteorma ' *s ~stab
lishmnent- at the basiuin'
gutarters,'the hallego' M Neatj '
tobacco wereinnies ~ l th't w'htle
adres' of tbbacco, the ehjphgt-1Rek
ett's, and perhaps inm sea, mwounts,of
other prjoerty,' beyond tho reach of'nmy
vision, were alt on Aire abo'bt thne hou~r
of sumrise. Fl-m -the stand -pin ,of
your corre nendent. notzth of the *amaU,
4-vrtnue p s Aven~ *a $&* be
p. m.on a ah
L, 4 ture %ts call to
at some othe-i p ace.
The Dispatch is the only paper of to
day, that I leve. seen. Do aqt know
whether any othet is odt, ab the second'
class militia were all out yesterday and
Mut hight., ,I ti.,
This is written on the last train leav
ing Richmond, no'rolling stock that can
be nioved, isleft behind. Two detached
locopotives follow this. train. Admjral
Semimes and all the personel of the jvy
have just entered the cars. We are'now
six miles of Burkville (junction, ) and
hear that a body ofEYankees are" there,
pressing us., An artillery o$cur,' ourla.
test arrival from Richmond,;crossed the
Jaides in a canoe, says the enemy en
tered the city, and an officer, (supposed
Yankee General) ashddresinga crowd
from the Washington monuipept.
, I have seen the last of Rilchmond, poPr,
unhappy Richmond. Heaven save her
the fate Columbia.' CAUTOUCIV.
Last View-of Riohmond.
On Monday morning, '8rd inst., the
Danville train from Richmond let the
vicinity of the city between 9. and 10
o'clock. The fine flonring mills and ad
jatent buildings, lie Canal boats, many
public buildings thatlhad been used by
the Confederate Government, and nu
merous otlier buildings near the river,
with several bridges over the river, were
in flames or already heaps of smoulder
ing ruins. In passing down from Main
Street into Cary Street, a square or two
above Spottswood -Hotel, the fire was
conurunicating rapidly to the, exceeding.
ly dry old roofs in the latter street, and
several fire engines were in the street.
The fire was already rapidly spreading
toward Main Street from Cary $treet,
in rear of-the store of Rotinson, Adams
& Co., the Linwood House and Ameri
can Hotel. Yankee infantry were mov
ig up Main Street from Rockett's, Cav
alry.. were advancing up ])road Street.
During the previous night many. swores
were broken into by robbers,' and no
doubt incendiarismn added to the horrors.
of the next niorning's scenes. The Gov
ornmeiit supplies of cotton, .&u., were
burned in the lower part of the city, and
extensive fires were propagitted in that
quart1!r. ,Pfobably fifty houses could be
seen on fire from the Igancheter sido of
the river as early as eigIlt o'clock.
As the city was lost behind us in the
distance, a dense black cloud of smoke
overhung jt like a funiral pall, while the
explosion momently of shells in the Arse
nal was terrible. ''ho liquoro in the city
were destroyed or poured. out 4t early
morning, and the city was said to -have
been formally surrendered by the offi:
cials. The great flotqring nill vre
said to have.been burndiqby ilheijr'own
era, and made one of the greatest fires
that could possibly-have been witnessed.
Large stores belonging' to the Govern
met missary stores, eldothino, blan
ko like were beingfreey dis
t the streets; womea and
c busily entgaged in oarry.
1 bacon, molasses, &c , &o.,
of llo city who appeared,
.oveu at so early an hour of the 'morning,
upon porches 'and 'balconies along 'the
4streets, bore themselves with thme dignity,
mnoder~ion ari fortitufde yorthy , of the
noble daughters of firgai's mietopolis,
*. Ax Evay WTNMBS.
I PoM TiuE WJ4NT--Nnig'nt gen
tlemien who arrived from the front yes.
.terday report that all 'was gnaiet. Ouir .
my is iiithe right plaee and the n1en are
m fine condition and good spi ~ts, Javing
unbounded condonce in theix~ )ea~lr'and
i their 'ability to contend -with the foe.
Sherman is at Goldsboro where his
troops are receivitig pay,' clothing, &o.,
preparatory tg another :foward movev
pnent; but it isaiot thopgh6 that he will
attempt to march under two or three
weeks. His pickets exted- bat a shor#
disongs tromflfietoW)s, ij$lis diretmo
while ours are said to be in sight of~
We havp heard it said that 8
had erdersed allecitisens of Golde
ma~y e(ae totakerhbe-oath, to,
:pae.-RaeigkhN (.) Ptoprea,
THE WAs; Naws. --There were
rumors of rather an psoiting oharaotwr
yestesday. Paesefgers by the'morniug
train from bbi Weif rdortdd thmat
Stonemien's rf4.y ,Wers withiri fifteen
miles .of Greensboro, havng . ser4
sad he r6 . re e n 4h it was
thobght, wathe6bjcse9 j i .'of
.Stouiemen, 't'reaa ~shave. been
was probably. gg;As or near that
town on yesterday. Ifaflowed to reach
and pass Greensbto fhrppga 'ill nu
doubt attemt togieto en nt iy ba.
lowig th?, of1 ,icdmont and
Da e ri
ns Iues we lia Q
no ips ; -o ose t.the two armis
are jdet Lion
Thca; i is open. and we
may look fur hot work at all points.
rFrmthe-New York-News, Feb. 22.1
The Asles of Oharleston.
Wit the fall of Charleston commen
ces the tug of war. . Tihe coiflict is
about to assume its fiercest ,bloodjest,
deadliest phase. . There is no longer
aty doubt as to the temper of tleSouthi.
In the ashes of the doomed city, the re
tiring footsteps of its proud defenders
traced their determination to coi(quer in.
dopendenoe whatever might be saorisce
of confort, property or life. Charleston
was to the Caroliniatis what Moscow
was to the Russians. Far beyond its
mat'Ial v'ue they reverenced it for the
e4ke of associatioas Jat, linked it with
theik emotions of.'pride and aftection. If
they had obeyed their inclinations, they
would Fave stood by the city to the last,
spilliig tlicir life-blood, drop by drop, in
its defense. But the hour had come
for them to sulfer all -loyal prejudices,
all pride,-all passion. all sentimentality,
all personal' conbiderations to the cause
in which they had embprked. . They did
not hesitate. The appeal was made to
eheir moral courage, and it was answer
ed by a devotion like that which fired
the sacred city of the Muscovite, and
gave to the .invader a blackened ruin
forliis prize, and a dosert for his land of
One journal in this city, the nost'fi
natical of its kind, has asserted that it
was cownrdiep which induced the aball
dpmnent of Charleston. All men of in
telligenne know this to be false, all just
men will acknowledge it a slander, and
all who appreciate true courage will
blush for shame that'it was ever Oittered.
It was that kind of cowardiee that im
pelled the Black Douglas to fling the
heart of Uiruce into the centre of the Sar
acon host, that for its redemption his
arm might be perved to victory. It
was thQ kind of cowardice that caused
Tell to aim his shaft at the head of his
loved best; that caused the first Brutus
to protiounce the doom. of death upon
his son, and tle second Drutus to slay
his iwarest friend. Some such cowardly
instinct induced Fabius to shun the ene,
my, and Washington to follow his ex.
ample, even when the failing spirits 01
his cotantryineh seemed to upbraid hi6
cautious policy. It is, in fact, the cow
ardice that fears to jeopardize a cause
by gratifying a vanity or ambition. It
is moral courage, the loftiest and puresi
that God has given to his crentiire ,
What man is there, who is not .g fat
natic or a simpleton, who believes, that
thie Northeni people would burn and
destroy their pt'operty to assist- ink subjn
gating the South,
Tho, South has, accepted A , reat bu
miliation as a prelude to a great triumph
The wonderfal intellect that now con
trols the military action of- the Confed
.eraey ihsprompt'd the siacrifice thaI
even the North b'ohqlls ivt.i wonder
Let us confess that beneath the ouitwart
seeming-of rejoicing, t;here is bewilder
*inent and- fb'rebodinig, and a conscious
pees thatt the fruit we have so lang
.reachea4.for; ,and thjat, at last, ha .falle:
of' its owsn accord into our - hands mua~
turn to ashes on out' lips. When Amer
lean- freemien go forth' to battle,-with (h4
flaniie'of theirlyomesteads lighiting thef
wvay to victor or deatifu, dpdicating thixe
hoiwenhold gods,0odestrwtin..and gigv
ing all their worldlly treasure as aibut
to a political sentiment, that word -rebel
lio9,,as applied t? them, looses It si
niftitaice, andl history todbras~ them a
patriots,. wiiether thay . fail.a or win
Against this indomitable will, thiajdog
goda perseverance, this sublime deyotion
3t ii Viain for ieets And rist o
tel ,tme t o
sy n'uld zonka weoiyneedfuteuseri
resivt invasiou; but foreconquesi
h a. are'fored-upon them by th
foi- that4 condtzots the yrui
G tlagt the~orth begig g~OQni
edthe sterni unfaltern mad, is
itible 'parjose '#fthe-foe.. - bey 1'J
erstapnd at last the trite charaoter of th
wr, And they Mlioiv that'inqas Santi
~h Ihideyen-dent6 or hxtofmhination.
*Three y~kd ago, or twp or evcn
year- ago, 4oecapture pf Charesto
would have st theN(orthern pulse in
fdver of ekcetaeet and exaltation. 'Vc
daj ialthoughimthe fage ar yig An
at advfli wear (j1moliday asipeel
there ie cgt~in the tndst pfstsjne
Rithi4.sintap; 'suerci rej ing,
more, reflectixeisoodt hlan bena
*parent sieet the .conmencemni of hioa
%ilities. Qur pepe have Vo lost al
thN% sa4dty ;atilhirl #f ~citenment
They kaW. , a(thzo;.Soi lerners' d
.not burn their cities and d troy thei
property beestUs of.- despairor phrense
or if ia bet ans ter..s ....hal :i
that is dangerous to others than them..
' eral ninstration may find
in th of rieston tho beginU1iing
f ti eq I to tb ate Peace Co: erence.
'hE-it"beed &"ditions that no free,
brave poople, could accept; andi now, ao
a brnve free people, the Southerners 'are
conecntrating their energios . r yar to,
the umost. .Lt.has been..sai Ata-t, the
.rebei~jon wea shell;4loe sh41is (Wre, andi
while we h6ld the worthlilA Vvagntenta,
its invulnertblo vore, the greL sLrong
heart, defies and baffles us.
To ooe w*o truly ooriciive thernean.
ing of the change of policy. tha6s'in
angaratA by the abandonment and de
strudt on of ChArleston thb sheadow or
com'ng battles looks darlgr than ever
before. To ono brain we know hokv fer.
tile resources-to ,one heart, we know
how fuir and true-to oto intelleci, wo
know how gifted with material nrtribitt.es
-to one man, we know capable-t plan,
to strike, to thwaft, to err or to :ake ad.
vantage of it, the tuiliary fortunes of the
South has been conided. Free to act at
his own vblition, utintrammeled by adinin.
istrative interference, trusted, beloved
and honored by soldier and civilian,
lie has lost no time in using Ils dictatorial
power to 'remodel the whole system of
this warfare. The fall of Chiarlestcqi is
a consequieno less of Siermnan's prowess
than of Lee's %trategy. Who gives a
castle looks to gain a queen.
jMirs: L. Ste~vesas,
E08 LEAVETO INFORM TlIE LADIES,
that she is prepared to repair and re-shapo
I 0 0 P-S K I U 'D S.
Any work of this kind, entrusted to her,
will be executed to satisfaction, and at rea.
sonable charges. Orders left .e the Winna.
boru Hotel will be promptly att9uded to.
Wate of Soeatta Cnaroiaa.
CoLUMBIA, MAarch 27. 1866.
IHE invasion oftthe State has rendered
Tit proper that the Legislative Depart.
ment of the Government of thegtato shouli
be convened, that such mcasures may he
adopted as the welfare of the Stato nisy re.
.quire. Arid for thet purpose the ntembers
of the Senate and the lhouse or Itupresonta.
tives of the State of South Carolina are hete
by invited to assemble at Gm'eenville. on
TIUE8DAY, the 26th day of April,. 1865, at
12 o'clock in.
by the (ioverpor: ',A. 0. 3MAG RATII.
Olitil : W. 8. EILIOTT, Private Sec'y.
April 6'65-9 -
&Wi All-papers in the State; will eay
udtil the time' for tlite meeting of the Legiv.
C. & C. ii road.
A8 the libmediate reconstriation of this
road is highly important, -all materialo
of Iron, ties and stringers are needed, and
their removal is forbidden by any one.
april.6'05 W1. JOJINSTON., Pres$'.
OFFVICE A. A. 0. 8., C. 8. A.,
Wnmsanoao, 8, C., Mlarch 81, 1888,
ALL perss having demanwls lost
this om50e will, pleaie present, a t s.
ment of their claims 'forthwith for' settle..
spr'1*68pd - A.-A. 0. $.
Va uzble *1.dok F'osu.
COTT'8 COMMENTALY, vol. g, 'i.
K.,ings-I'roverbs," has been 'left' at his
' icte for te owner, who cenn-get; it by e1i.
ing and paying for this advertisee.; -'
. :bc 80'6.-tw, ______
"-' W~dWard's Mill
ri.on Thursday, Frlday'and
Tw~and a half itiles below
- . usbo eleglven ia exchatage for
oil aqd talltiw at old prioes.
. oh 28'65-tw T. W, WOOD WAltd.
-HWdq're 'yII Stes't S. C. Cavalry.
OAx!' NUAa Rtcuaux . .
~FFICERS8 and Soldiers of l~venth
'utpon to return of8i ti t ..A:thei
- aybrav, -men Ulager to proteot:
Ssu0'ering , a, oy to eggeg the
upos o~~ wn soil-cowards mak
sam~jeua.8-696 by remainingas
theI~istst in the~aoy they we
t aangth and ostpone the hour of
-and '-fbae.i Solders must ,promptl
or be peblished mas "deserters," ar
"deserterV' and punished as "de
BThe destruotloti of rgiroads is n
Brave men will make their journey
Sor an zhorsebeok, and rejoin their'
dy 'beArmy. It will be no.
aoler, tat he is doing duty
otand; this can only be peru
.an order trothm the Cotitnavmder-iof
without his order it ls a millyry-e.
It is espeetalli urged upons men ..liing
.with them god horses: beidig dismenteE
y will not, obtain for thest new furlonghs, bu~
transfers to infantry.
A. ?, IIA'SKELL.
t, mcli 25,'65-4 K